Adventure tourer motorcycles are slowly becoming popular in the Indian market. In the last couple of years, we have seen several manufacturers introducing adventure touring motorcycles in the market. One of the popular bike in this segment is the Royal Enfield Himalayan. Royal Enfield has been constantly working on this motorcycle to make it more refined. They recently launched the 2021 version of the Himalayan with few changes. Like other RE motorcycles, Himalayan is also a great donor bike for several modification projects. We have featured several modified Royal Enfield Himalayans in the past but, here we have a very unique looking modification video in which a Himalayan has been beautifully modified into an ATV.
The video has been uploaded by Vampvideo on their YouTube channel. In this video, vlogger introduces to an ATV that is actually made from a RE Himalayan adventure tourer motorcycle. In this video, vlogger talks about all the changes and how it was made to convert a motorcycle into an ATV. He even speaks with the man behind this creation. This conversion or modification work has been done by Kunwar Customs, from Jaipur, Rajasthan.
By looking at the ATV, it will be hard for anyone to figure out that it is actually a RE Himalayan motorcycle. The bike has been completely transformed to get the desired look. Kunwar Customs explain that, this project started when the customer approached them and asked for a bike that is peppy and can be driven on sand. They came to a conclusion that an ATV would serve the purpose. The customer liked the idea and then they started working on it.
People at Kunwar Customs took a Royal Enfield Himalayan and started modifying them. In order to the convert it into an ATV, the engine and frame of the motorcycle was taken out. Kunwar customs bought an old ATV and installed the engine to the ATV body. Along with this, they also reinforced the chassis as it got heavier with the new engine. The wheels, shock absorbers and brakes were all imported. The modifier has also installed a LED projector headlamps with ring LED DRLs, a metal loading rack at the front and couple of auxiliary lamps.
Moving to the rear, there is provision for seating more occupants or luggage if needed. Video mentions that no major changes have been made to the engine of the motorcycle. They have simply changed the sprocket to make it a bit more torquier. This would also resolve the overheating issue especially in desert. The fuel tank on this ATV was custom made unit and some of the other elements like the instrument cluster have been borrowed from other Royal Enfield motorcycles.
The ATV does look very neat and does not look like a RE Himalayan at all. Although, it looks like an ATV, we are not sure whether it has 4×4 option which is normally seen on ATVs. The video also shares the time taken and the approximate cost of this conversion. It took them around three months to complete this project and the overall cost of this modification including the cost of donor bike (RE Himalayan) is around 3.5 lakh. People at Kunwar Customs can do similar type of modification on other motorcycles too. The price of the project will differ depending upon the engine capacity or the donor bike that customer chooses.